Edgar Wright has never seen Ant-Man and likely never will

Ant-Man Edgar Wright

We all know the tale of Edgar Wright's involvement with ANT-MAN; after spending eight years developing the film, Wright wound up departing due to "creative differences," or, as the director recently put it, "I wanted to make a Marvel movie but I don’t think they really wanted to make an Edgar Wright movie." That's a large chunk of time to devote to something and not be able to see it through, so I suppose it would only be natural for Edgar Wright to be curious about how the film turned out. However, while speaking with Uproxx, Wright revealed that he's never seen ANT-MAN and likely never will.

I haven’t seen it and I haven’t even seen the trailer. It would kind of like be asking me, “Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?” Like, “No, I’m good.” The closest I came to it was that somebody sitting near me on a flight was watching it. And when I saw that the person sitting next to me was going to watch the movie, I thought, hmm, maybe I’m going to do some work on my laptop ... That was the closest I came to seeing it.

At the time, Edgar Wright had thought that if he did "this franchise movie and it does well, I’ll have enough muscle to get Baby Driver made. Because I had already written the Baby Driver script at that point." It turns out that Wright didn't need ANT-MAN to get BABY DRIVER off the ground, and the only thing he regrets about the ANT-MAN experience "is the time wasted, my time and Joe Cornish’s time wasted. That’s all I regret." Although Wright may not be rushing out to view ANT-MAN anytime soon, he made sure to note that he would never be pressed into bad-mouthing the film.

The truth of the matter is my friends are in it. Paul Rudd is a friend of mine and we’re still very good friends. And in fact, I saw him in New York the other week and we had dinner and it was the first time we’d had a chance to properly sit down since that whole thing. And the one thing I’ll say about that movie is I’m pleased that I got a writing credit on it, because it sort of makes up for having worked on the script for like eight years. Two is that I got my friend, Paul, a part in a major film. And I did say to Paul – he knows I haven’t seen it – I said, “You know, I haven’t seen the movie, and I will never watch it. I did see you in Civil War, and you were the funniest bit.

Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER hits theaters tomorrow, so be sure to check out a review from our own Chris Bumbray!

Source: Uproxx



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